China village last night
Last night we went to China Village with my in laws from back east. It was amazing. We ate quite a number of delicious vegetarian dishes and it struck me that this would be a good place for vegetarians. Here is what we ate:
Cucumber with spicy garlic sauce: refreshing and tasty
Charred Green beans: excellent
Stirfried pea shoots: excellent
Ma-po Tofu: excellent. The creaminess of the tofu was a great combination with the spiciness of the sauce.
Rice cake with pork: excellent
Village prawns: addicting
Tea smoked duck with spicy chilies: excellent. It was impossible to stop eating this dish.
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Next time try the Wok charred cabbage. As simple as it sounds, this sublime dish was universally feted at the last monster Chowdown we had there (I believe we were close to 50 people that day for lunch and we ordered nearly every dish off the menu that I ever wanted to try and many that I had completely over looked. Oh and of course the West lake style fish soup is always wonderful there.
Here are some pix from that
Ditto the cabbage - it's sublimely good. I hosted a work dinner with a bunch of skeptical colleagues at CV last week (Panda Express is more their speed) and the place was pretty close to a universal hit. I would say the cabbage, along with the spicy pork shoulder, were the biggest winners for the group.